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, 24 (3), 143-149

Sharing Pathological Mechanisms of Insomnia and Osteoporosis, and a New Perspective on Safe Drug Choice


Sharing Pathological Mechanisms of Insomnia and Osteoporosis, and a New Perspective on Safe Drug Choice

Sun Shin Yi et al. J Menopausal Med.


Lack of adequate sleep has become increasingly common in our 24/7 modern society. Reduced sleep has significant health consequences including metabolic and cardiovascular disorders, and mental problems including depression. In addition, although the increase in life expectancy has provided a dream of longevity to humans, the occurrence of osteoporosis is a big obstacle to this dream for both male and female. It is known that insomnia and bone health problems, which are very critical conditions in human life, interestingly, share a lot of pathogenesis in recent decades. Nevertheless, due to another side effects of the synthetic drugs being taken for the treatment of insomnia and osteoporosis, patients have substantial anxiety for the safety of drugs with therapeutic expectation. This review examines the pathogenesis shared by sleep and osteoporosis together and herbal medicine, which has recently been shown to be safe and efficacious in the treatment of both diseases other than synthetic drugs. We suggestions for how to treat osteoporosis. These efforts will be the first step toward enabling patients to have comfortable and safe prescriptions through a wide selection of therapeutic agents in the future.

Keywords: Herbal medicine; Osteoporosis; Safety; Sleep.

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Conflict of Interest: No potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

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